“Really, do I have to? You know I’m not a massive fan of castles don’t you?” – There are times I get seriously annoyed with myself. I think it’s just pure laziness on my part cause when I get to where we are going I inevitably enjoy myself (especially if I can take photographs). I am one of those people who just needs a good kick in the butt often.
Bolton Castle is close to Leyburn in North Yorkshire and dates back to the 14th century. The castle was built by between 1378 and 1399 by the 1st Baron of Scrope and is still owned by the descendants of that family today. The castle is rather interesting to visit because part of it is a ruin and the other isn’t, so it is like having 2 sights in 1.
The castle not only has views over the North Yorkshire countryside but it has a well loved and well maintained garden complete with a maze.
At certain times of the day the castle has a birds of prey show. We unfortunately missed is so I cannot tell you what it was like. Inside the castle it is worth visiting the little shop and they also have a cafe. Behind the castle near the car park is a old church worth seeing.